2nd Annual CSCC President's Pre-Inaugural Tour of COS
As a Tour of Colorado Springs bike treat, Dan Sadowski and Charlie Czar were taking turns leading the Tour of Colorado Springs Ride on August 10. Dan was leading going south on Vollmer Road about a mile short of Black Forest Road (about mile 50 of the 100-mile ride) when a white hawk rose up from the pasture on their right and flew in formation with them for about 15 seconds. They were going about 25 mph, and the hawk was within 4 arm lengths of Dan. Dan put his right hand out pointing to it and the hawk seemed to consider landing on his hand. They had eye contact all this time and the big bird was non-threatening. It was almost unbelievable, it was a fantastic moment, and neither of them had a camera.